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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161333
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gender Difference in the Community Services Needs of Older African Americans
Abstract:
Gender Difference in the Community Services Needs of Older African Americans
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Lu, Yueh-Feng, PhD, RN
Title:Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow
Contact Address:College of Nursing and Health , 8156 Julian Place, Dayton, OH, 45458, USA
Co-Authors:May Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Cellar Professor & Dean; Elizabeth A. Madigan, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Associate Dean
The past two decades have seen a tremendous growth in community services for older adults designed to keep their ability to function at the highest level of independence possible. Studies have given us some information on gender differences in the needs for health services but much less is known about gender differences in older African Americans, particularly their knowledge of, use of, and need for community services. The Andersen Behavioral Model of Health Services Utilization was used as a study framework which viewed use of health care services as a function of predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics. The purpose of this study was to compare knowledge of, use of, and need for community services between older African men and women and to examine the relationship between knowledge of, need for, and use of the community services with predisposing, enabling, and health status factors. Data were drawn from a random community-based telephone survey of 100 African Americans (77 female and 23 male), aged 60+ years living in northeastern Ohio. Research questions were answered by using chi-square, independent samples t-test, and multiple regression for statistical analysis. There were three major findings: first, transportation is the service that most older African Americans were aware of (83%), used (18%) and still identified high need for (M=1.8); second, women have the highest levels of knowledge, use and need for services; and finally, none of the identified predisposing, enabling and need factors explain the knowledge, need or use of services. Further exploration of the gap between knowledge and need for services and factors associated with used such quality of service and whether there are barriers to service use are recommended.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGender Difference in the Community Services Needs of Older African Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161333-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender Difference in the Community Services Needs of Older African Americans </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lu, Yueh-Feng, PhD, RN </td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing and Health , 8156 Julian Place, Dayton, OH, 45458, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">May Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Cellar Professor &amp; Dean; Elizabeth A. Madigan, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Associate Dean </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The past two decades have seen a tremendous growth in community services for older adults designed to keep their ability to function at the highest level of independence possible. Studies have given us some information on gender differences in the needs for health services but much less is known about gender differences in older African Americans, particularly their knowledge of, use of, and need for community services. The Andersen Behavioral Model of Health Services Utilization was used as a study framework which viewed use of health care services as a function of predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics. The purpose of this study was to compare knowledge of, use of, and need for community services between older African men and women and to examine the relationship between knowledge of, need for, and use of the community services with predisposing, enabling, and health status factors. Data were drawn from a random community-based telephone survey of 100 African Americans (77 female and 23 male), aged 60+ years living in northeastern Ohio. Research questions were answered by using chi-square, independent samples t-test, and multiple regression for statistical analysis. There were three major findings: first, transportation is the service that most older African Americans were aware of (83%), used (18%) and still identified high need for (M=1.8); second, women have the highest levels of knowledge, use and need for services; and finally, none of the identified predisposing, enabling and need factors explain the knowledge, need or use of services. Further exploration of the gap between knowledge and need for services and factors associated with used such quality of service and whether there are barriers to service use are recommended.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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